Near Jacksonboro in Colleton County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease
St. Bartholomew’s Parish
Rev. Nathaniel Osborn, Missionary of the S.P.G. arrived
1715 Parish devastated by Yemassee, Indians
1725 Act of General Assembly provided for a Chapel of Ease here to be used as a Parish Church until one should be built
1737 John Wesley Preached here April 24th
1753 Vestry ordered a brick building to replace wooden Chapel
Building was burnt between 1796 and 1806
Has since been known as “The Burnt Church.”
Erected 1941 by National Society of Colonial Dames in South Carolina.
Location. 32° 48.522′ N, 80° 29.365′ W. Marker is near Jacksonboro, South Carolina, in Colleton County. Marker is on Parkers Ferry Road 0.1 miles north of Jacksonboro Road (County Route 40), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonboro SC 29452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pon Pon Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Issac Hayne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Martyr Of The Revolution / Hayne Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fateful Choices - The Hanging Of Isaac Hayne (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Burial Site of Captain John Herbert Dent (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Pon Pon Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle Of Parker's Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jacksonboro.
Regarding Ruins of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease. Since 1832, Pon Pon Chapel has been in ruins. A hurricane in 1959 toppled most of the remaining structure. The church ruins are stabilized and can be visited. Also on the site is a cemetery containing the remains of Congressmen Aedanus Burke and O’Brien Smith, in addition to numerous local leaders.
Also see . . .
1. Pon Pon Chapel, National Register Properties in South Carolina. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places on January 5, 1972. This site has pictures taken during the stabilization efforts.
2. National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register Property.
3. Aedanus Burke. Interred here.
4. O'Brien Smith. Interred here.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. • Colonial Era •
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